One-Hour Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Routine IV Sedation Wisdom Tooth Care in Kansas City
Your third molars, known as wisdom teeth, typically begin to erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. Unfortunately, rather than being a rite of passage into adulthood, wisdom teeth are more often a nuisance that threatens the rest of your adult teeth.
Because of a limited amount of space on your dental ridges – the part of your gums where your teeth sit – wisdom teeth often become impacted by existing molars, unable to erupt properly from the gums and jawbone, and require routine surgical wisdom tooth removal.
When Wisdom Tooth Extraction Surgery Is Necessary
When your wisdom teeth don’t or won’t erupt properly for a simple extraction – grasping it and loosening it from its socket – surgical extraction may be necessary.
During wisdom teeth extraction surgery, your oral surgeon will carefully access the impacted tooth structure underneath your gums or jawbone and remove the tooth structure and its root. This is because impacted wisdom teeth may not display any structure above the gumline. The entire oral surgery usually takes about an hour, and you can go home with a trusted family member or friend almost immediately afterward.